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Ayasoluk Castle

Efes Selcuk Merkez, Selcuk, Turkey
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Long journey to castle but it was chill and fun

This old castle built by Old Roman and taken by John the apostle to wrote the bible, however new... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
elits0215
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Muscat, Oman
Great View !!!

One of the very typical castles that you can see throughout entire country. Has great location and... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Salih Ç
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old castle built by Old Roman and taken by John the apostle to wrote the bible, however new emerged of Aydin Emirates capture the castle and replace the function into military barracks, houses, and hamami. According to Mr. Abdullah who guide us, approximately 400-500...More

Thank elits0215
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

One of the very typical castles that you can see throughout entire country. Has great location and nice view of the fertile lands below. If you have a spare time Efesus , make your way up here too.

Thank Salih Ç
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived to the Temple of Artemis for few minutes and had a chance to look for this castle from far. It is at the top of the mountain with Turkey flag.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This castle is wonderful and huge but make sure to have lots of energy to walk all the way up and if you go in summer don't do it after noon, otherwise you might feel exhausted since the sun is all over your face the...More

Thank berenice r
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Ayasuluk or Selcuk Castle is amazing architecture. The castle is located ob Ayasuluk hill. Inside the castle, there are ruin house, ruin mosque, a church and several cisterns. You climb 10 minutes walk to the castle. You need comfortable shoes and its open till 6...More

Thank adnanmordeniz
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Stunning views over selcuk. This castle is being bought back from a ruin to something like it's past splendour. It's a good hike to the inner grounds and can be a little tricky, so be careful. There's no charge as it's part of the fee...More

Thank Gussy1dog
Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's really interesting place. You need to walk to come 10 or 15 minutes but it is worthed. There is also nice view.

Thank Ales P
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It really wasn't worth much but they did have some fantastic cisterns. Spend more time at St. John's below it. Wonderful to see when you drive in at night, though.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The location of the castle and its imposing presence make it an interesting to visit. We found the exterior more interesting than the interior. The interior as of 2016 was not very memorable. It was free to visit.

Thank MAJ_Dave44
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Entrance to the castle is on the same ticket as St. John's Cathedral. After the Cathedral we were rather overwhelmed by all the old stone, and were contemplating on not going to the upper level of the museum grounds. I'm very happy we did! The...More

Thank orkenvandrer
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